Here’s a superb project which allows you to create a Christmas jingle using a flash interface in your browser.Â Then, you’re redirected to a webcam where you can see your tune played in real time!Â Awesome!Â The project uses the Arduino to handle the communication and bell control.Â It’s dirt simple â€“ you create different tones using letters on the keyboard and your your 20 seconds of musical wizardry is recorded and played back like a Christmas tune.
Create your Tune:
So how does it work?
Using the magical powers of the Arduino, that’s how!Â The Arduino is connected to eight little motors (from a carâ€™s central locking system) via a serproxy program. Transistors control the power needs of the motors which in turn ring a set of childrenâ€™s handbells based upon your key presses. The analog sound and display is captured via a webcam and streamed on the website as a live feed. Thatâ€™s what we get to see when we land on the homepage.